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Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Coming to PSN in January

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305w ago - Today Howard Lehr of TikGames announced that Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom is coming to the PlayStation Network this January.

To quote: A big 'hello' to all of the PlayStation blog readers out there! We at TikGames have been laboring away on this game for quite a while and it's a relief to finally be able to tell you all about the fantastic stories and artwork it contains.

You see, one of the keys things about Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom for PS3 (available on PSN in early January for $9.99) is right there in the name. There are three modes to the game, each offering a unique experience.

In Ancient Tales mode, each piece of an old Chinese story is revealed when the player finishes a layout by matching the one pair of golden tiles on the board.





So, if you want to see the end of the story, you have to play your way through it and unlock the next episode. The stories are meant to add to the enjoyment of the classic game and pass along some ancient wisdom from one of the world's great cultures.

Now, keep in mind that there are hundreds of Chinese tales out there, all of which offer insights that we the players would value. However, many of them contain story elements that aren't...
 

Take-Two Announces Agreements with Rockstar Creative Talent

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305w ago - Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) today announced that it has established a new incentive compensation program for the Rockstar Games label that is primarily based on a profit sharing arrangement, and at the same time has entered into new long-term employment agreements with members of the creative team of its wholly-owned Rockstar Games publishing label.

The new employment agreements have an initial term ending on January 31, 2012.

Press Release: New York, NY - December 17, 2008 - Among the Rockstar Games team members entering into new long-term employment agreements are Sam Houser, Dan Houser and Leslie Benzies, as well as several other key members of the creative team behind the renowned Grand Theft Auto series. This team has been instrumental in the development and success of Take-Two's extensive portfolio of multi-million unit internally owned franchises.

In addition, Take-Two has agreed to fund the future development of certain new intellectual property to be owned by a newly formed company controlled by key Rockstar Games team members and published exclusively by Take-Two.

Strauss Zelnick, Chairman of Take-Two, commented, "We're delighted with the extension and expansion of Take-Two's relationship with the Rockstar team. The talent and creativity at Rockstar...
 

Video: Nintendo Wii Tales of Mothership Game Trailer Leaked!

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305w ago - A few months ago, it was confirmed that a new Tales of Mothership game was in the works and that it would be heading to the Nintendo Wii.

The first trailer was expected to be released soon, but it looks as though it has already been leaked to the Internet!

Those interested can take a look at the video below..

Enjoy, and props to valay5 via YouTube for the upload!




 

Shoot! Finest Emerging Film Talent to Premiere on PS3 and PSP

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311w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced a new initiative called Shoot!.

Shoot! will deliver series of short films that will be free to download from 13th November via PlayStation®Network for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) or PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), allowing owners to watch cutting-edge film from up-and-coming directors and experience this unique content.

The films will also be screened across Europe on ShortsTV from January 2009.

Press Release: Six of Hollywood's award winning filmmakers Armendariz, Bruckheimer, Kounen, Rothermund, Vinterberg, Winterbottom have chosen an emerging film director from their own country to mentor for the project. The emerging directors then created a short film, shot in High Definition, based on an open brief, shaped only by one of a number of words that capture the essence of PlayStation: Play, Create, Share, Connect, Discover and Challenge.

The emerging directors will showcase their movies in Berlin alongside the internationally recognized Film Festival in February 2009 and the project will culminate with an award ceremony for the best short film.

"As well as delivering a world-class entertainment experience for film lovers and the fast-growing PlayStation community, Shoot! is a real example of how PlayStation brings...
 

Rumor: New Tales Of PS3 Title to be Announced?

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330w ago - Update: Apparently, something went wrong in translation. The article speaks about them hoping for a Tales Of game for the PLAYSTATION 3. Although, with one being on Wii and one being on 360, a PLAYSTATION 3 game is imminent.

ScrawlFX reports that a Japanese gaming magazine indicates that the PS3 will soon receive its own Tales Of game that will 'take advantage of the system's power".

The scan shows a mysterious title for the PS3, and also for Xbox 360, and Wii... indicating that every console may gets a Tales Of series game.

To quote: A new scan from a Japanese gaming magazine is saying that the PLAYSTATION 3 will soon get it's own Tales Of game that will "take advantage of the system's power". The scan shows Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk for the Wii, Tales of Vesperia for the Xbox 360, and a mystery title for the PLAYSTATION 3, as if every console gets their own Tales of series game.

There is a huge title teasing that the PLAYSTATION 3 Tales Of series game will be announced on "X Day of July". Expect a PLAYSTATION 3 Tales of along with more information on Eternal Sonata that "X Day". We cannot wait.
 
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